The Gift Trust are delighted to announce that Rocket Lab, the cutting-edge aerospace company with a launch site in Māhia, have opened a Gift Account with us to administer their Rocket Lab Scholarship. This scholarship was founded to encourage students from the Māhia peninsula and the greater Wairoa region in the Hawkes Bay to pursue university studies in science, technology, mathematics and engineering. The scholarship covers up to $20,000 of tertiary education fees for up to four years of study and also includes hands-on mentoring from Rocket Lab.
In December 2017 Rocket Lab announced that the winner of its inaugural scholarship was Arianna Ormond, a Year 13 student from Wairoa College. Arianna will be studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Canterbury and plans to specialise in mechatronics – a field that includes aspects of mechanical, computer and electrical engineering.
Peter Beck, Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab, says “Bright, dedicated and passionate students like Arianna are going to be the drivers behind tomorrow’s innovation. We’re proud to support and mentor students as they develop the skills for this future.”
The Gift Trust will be administering the scholarship on Rocket Lab’s behalf and we are delighted to be working in partnership with them. If you’d like to speak to us about administering your company giving programme please contact us here.